18 July 2018 - This year’s Nelson Mandela International Day marks 100 years since Nelson Mandela’s birth and the Nelson Mandela Foundation continues to encourage the nation to emulate the servant-leader by becoming change makers under the theme: “Take Action and Inspire Change. Make Every Day a Mandela Day.

17 July 2018 - At the outset South Africa aligns itself with the statements delivered by the distinguished delegations of the Arab Republic of Egypt and Kenya on behalf of the Group of the 77 and China and African Group, respectively. It was the founding father of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, who said: “Let us stand together to make our world a sustainable source for our future as humanity on this planet”.

17 July 2018 - The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Barbara Thomson together with the Mayor of Dannhauser Municipality Cllr JP Phakathi will lead the International Nelson Mandela Day (67 minutes programme) in Dannhauser Local community, Kwa-Zulu Natal on the 18th of July 2018.

16 July 2018 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs Dr Edna Molewa is participating in the Ministerial Segment of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development at the United Nations (UN) in New York. The forum has been convened by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) under the theme “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies.”

16 July 2018 - In accordance with advice provided by the Scientific Authority, the Department of Environmental Affairs has determined the 2018 lion bone export quota. The approved quota of 1500 skeletons (with or without the head) is effective from 7 June 2018.